50/50 presenter killed in robbery

Johann Botha (right). (Photo: Facebook)
Johann Botha (right). (Photo: Facebook)

Cape Town – Johann Botha presenter of the long-running wildlife show 50/50 on SABC2 has died, according to online reports.

According to RSG he was shot during a robbery at a bar at the Maboneng Precinct on Wednesday night at 19:30. 

Pretoria FM reporter, Anton Meijer tweeted that the owner of the Zebra Inn bar was also killed during the robbery.


Meijer added that the police are currently looking for four suspects, three men and a woman, in connection with the shooting. 

Botha was also a producer on Carte Blanche. The investigative journalism television series on Thursday morning released a statement regarding the incident.

“He had an enormous talent and a big heart,” George Mazarakis, executive producer of Carte Blanche, wrote in a statement to the press.

A friend of Botha, Johan Marais, posted a touching tribute on Facebook offering his condolences to the family: "The charismatic and talented Johann Botha has been killed in a robbery. My sincere condolences to those close to him. Many of you will remember Johann from 50/50 and Aardwolf as well as a variety of radio broadcasts on classical music."

Botha was also a well-known radio presenter with an in-depth knowledge of music. 



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